Dauphin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The prestigious surname Dauphin comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Dauphin is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Dauphin family

The surname Dauphin was first found in Dauphine.

Important Dates for the Dauphin family

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Dauphin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dauphin, Dauphinais, Dauphin, Delphin, Dalphin and many more.

Early Notables of the Dauphin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles-Claude Dauphin, who was a painter in Lorraine during the seventeenth century. His masters were his father, Olivier Dauphin, a painter and engraver, and Simon Vouet. He established himself in Italy and became court attaché to the duke of Savoy. Barthelemy-Victor Dauphin, born in Drôme in 1742, was a law professor at the University of Valence; Joseph-Alexis Dauphin was a general in 1817; Caisimir Dauphin learned Arabic and went to Egypt, where he settled as director of the schools of Alexandria, and in 1820 became inspector of...
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Dauphin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dauphin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Dauphin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Francois Dauphin, aged 32, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]

Dauphin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dauphin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Etienne Dauphin, son of Etienne and Julienne, married Marie Morin in Quebec on 15th November 1665 [2]
  • Etienne Dauphin was married in 1665 in Quebec
  • René Dauphin, son of Etienne and Marie, married Suzanne Gignard, daughter of Laurent and Élisabeth, in Beauport, Quebec on 22nd April 1686 [2]
  • Therese Dauphin was married in 1690 in Beauport, Quebec
Dauphin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Dauphin, son of Etienne and Marie, married Jeanne-Ursule Gély, daughter of Jean and Ursule, in Quebec on 14th July 1701 [2]
  • René Dauphin, son of René and Marie-Suzanne, married Angélique Tessier, daughter of Mathieu and Marguerite, in Beauport, Quebec on 2nd May 1719 [2]
  • Pierre-Alexandre Dauphin, son of René and Marie-Suzanne, married Marie-Thérèse-Louise Toupin, daughter of René and Geneviève, in Beauport, Quebec on 6th November 1730 [2]
  • René-Mathieu Dauphin, son of René and Angélique, married Thérèse Bouin, daughter of Charles and Marie-Madeleine, in Lorette, Quebec on 19th July 1745 [2]
  • Vincent Dauphin, son of René and Angélique, married Thérèse Bélanger, daughter of Paul and Jeanne, in Beauport, Quebec on 24th July 1747 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dauphin (post 1700)

  • Paula E. Dauphin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1996
  • Claude Dauphin (1951-2015), French billionaire businessman, and executive chairman of Trafigura Beheer BV, his net wealth was estimated at 1 billion by Forbes in 2013
  • Charles Claude Dauphin, French painter of historical subjects and portraits
  • Claude Dauphin (1903-1978), French actor who appeared in more than 130 films between 1930 and 1978
  • Jacques-André Dauphin, French publicist and Cavalier of the Legion of honour and of Arts and of Letters in Paris
  • François Dauphin (b. 1953), former Canadian handball player
  • Claude Dauphin (b. 1953), Canadian lawyer and politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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